Had a good session at Trinity Hall today. A large family group were in town for the O’Flaherty Irish Music Youth Camp starting tomorrow and we had some new and long un-seen people come out in addition to the die-hard regulars.
Here’s the rundown for scheduled Irish dancing events around Dallas in July.
3rd Sunday Ceili at Trinity Hall Dallas – Céilí with the Trinity Hall Session Players
Date: Sunday, July 15th
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Trinity Hall Irish Pub at Mockingbird Station
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
Cost: Free! (Please do support the pub.)
Music by: Trinity Hall Session Players
Dances: What dances would you like? Ceili, two-hand, Set, just let us know what you enjoy dancing! Shout out in email, Facebook or Twitter about dances you’d like to do!
Irish Social Dancing Basics Class
Date: Saturday, July 21st.
Time: TBD (it will be in the afternoon, time is being firmed up as people respond)
Location: Harrison Studio in Plano, 75025
Cost: A $5 donation would be appreciated.
This will be a lesson in fundamentals, how to get from point A to B without running into folks plus what to do with your feet.
*** Does a 4:00pm start time work for you? If not, what would? We’ll dance for 1½ – 2 hours.
If you’re on Facebook see the Invite for current discussions. You can also reply to this post with any questions you may have.
Irish Social Dancing Intermediate Class
This will be a slightly more advanced class as compared to the class happening on the 21st. Details are still being worked out but it will probably be held on either the 28th or 29th. Reply to this email or on Facebook if you’d like more details or have a preferred date.
D/FW Irish Ceili Dancers on Facebook
If you haven’t yet seen it check out the group on Facebook. It’s another avenue to find out about upcoming events and connect with local dancers.
Twitter channel for Irish dancing in D/FW
If you’d like to get dance related updates on your phone or twitter client, there’s a new channel for the D/FW area where you can find out about dancing opportunities.
Check out @dfwirishdance in your twitter client to keep up with dance events. You can also comment and share events where people can get up and dance!
Dance notes, full and crib
A continually growing list of notes on Irish, Scottish, ceili, set, two-hand and Contra dances is available on DanceMinder. The interface allows a full view with all notes as well as a Crib view that presents a shortened view suitable for calling or referring to when you’re on the dance floor.
If you’d like to help contribute let us know.
From the November 20, 2011 Trinity Hall Ceili
This one’s for you Katie. August 21st is the next Trinity Hall ceili and Sep 3rd is the next ceili at the Sammons Center.
We’ve had a family of geckos living in our garage the last several years and I was happy to see that they’re still around. Last year we found all sorts of broken eggshells in one corner under the peat moss. This year we found some whole eggs.
They weren’t much bigger than my fingernail but there were three little eggs baking in our garage.
Two weeks later we had eggshells again.
Eat those bugs, guys!
We had slightly more than enough people for a set and a few ceili dances and great music by John Burleson, Michelle Feldman and ??? (we didn’t get his name!)
We did the North Kerry set, Haymakers Jig, Siege of Carrick, Rakes of Mallow, 4-hand and 6-hand. Great music, great fun!
Click on either image for the full gallery and join us next month!
It was another fun afternoon at Trinity Hall where we danced to great music played by Ken, Daniel, Gordon and Jeff.
We had a full set and a half this time an even a great fan in the corner helping to keep us cooler.
The next session will be August 1st, come on out and join us!
Click on any of the pictures to go to the full gallery.